I Went Flying
If you’ve been following my Facebook or Instagram at all, you’ve probably seen that I’ve been flying recently.
And I LOVED it!
Not enough to go back to it as a career choice, but as something to do for fun – absolutely.
It had been 6 years since I last flew commercially and I was well-past my due date for sitting in the pilot seat again. For a long time I actually never thought I’d fly again, and if it wasn’t for a friend of mine taking me flying in Auckland a couple of years ago, I probably never would have.
But as soon as I was back in the cockpit, pushing the throttle to full power and accelerating down the runway, I knew that it was still something I loved to do.
It got me thinking about how easily we get so caught up in getting through each day that our minds get consumed with ‘to-do lists’, ‘deadlines’ and ‘getting everything done’, and we forget to listen to our hearts.
How can we possibly hear the soft guidance of our intuition if we have so much noise in our heads from all the thinking we’re doing?
Most of us don’t even realise how busy our minds are. We switch from thought-to-thought-to-thought continuously throughout the day, usually thinking of all the things we still need to do. The problem with this is that it makes us feel stressed, rushed and as though we never have enough time.
If we don’t have enough time to just get through the mundane day-to-day chores, then how will we ever find the time to clear our minds and do the things that make our hearts soar?
While I listened to my heart initially when I first decided to stop flying, it took me a long time to come back to it and realise it’s actually something that I still enjoy today.
I’m the first to put my hand up and say that I can get caught up in my own busy mind, so much so that I forget what life’s about. I forget to stop and admire the beauty around me every single day, I forget to listen to my inner voice and most of all, I forget to just have fun.
But, I also know that when I do remember to do these things, this is when I find my inspiration, my inner spark and feel truly alive.
So take time to do what makes you happy, to find those things that make you smile from the inside out and to stop all those busy thoughts from rushing through your mind. Even if it’s only for a few minutes per day, this one thing will help you to find your inner child and bring back your inspiration.